enhancing curb appeal of vinyl deck when selling home

Improving the Curb Appeal of Vinyl Decks when Selling Your Home

Selling a home quickly is important when you’re a homeowner, and overlooking “curb appeal” can hold up and sale, including that of your back yard and vinyl deck. So how can you improve the appeal of your vinyl deck when it comes to selling your home?

Tip #1: Take Care of Doors

If you’re already giving your front door a new coat of paint, consider doing the same for your back door as well. If you have an older door, one that sticks, squeaks, or just looks out of place, then it might require replacement. Replacing a door is also a great way to enhance the view from inside your home – by adding a door with a large window.

Tip #2: Invest in New Lighting

Older homes often come with older light fixtures that can quickly show your home’s age. Changing out lighting fixtures doesn’t take much time, but it’s something new homeowners likely won’t want to spend time on. You can also put solar lighting around the edge of a vinyl deck or patio and lanterns or string lights above.

Tip #3: Let the Light Inside

Having a clean home interior is vital to putting your home in the best light for viewers, but so is ensuring that the light can get inside. All you need is vinegar and newspaper, or you can invest in an attachment for your garden hose for larger, more difficult-to-clean windows or for large jobs.

Tip #4: Welcoming Plants

When your vinyl deck or patio requires a quick pick-me-up, new planter pots and plants can make all the difference. Choose cheery colors and flowers that are easy to care for, but will last for a few months.

Before putting pots down and adding soil, check the condition of the vinyl membrane covering your deck. The last thing you want is for water to get trapped under the pots and seep through damaged in the decking to cause trouble underneath.

Tip #5: Clean & Tidy

A clean deck helps your home to put its best face forward, so the last thing to consider before putting a “for sale” sign on the front lawn is to give it a good cleaning. Just some water and a soft bristle brush can usually do the trick, as well as ensuring that no debris is left behind.

Tip #6: A New & Improved Vinyl Deck

Any kind of damage or wear on a deck can be a big red flag for potential buyers. Check your deck over carefully, and consider, at the very least, installing a new vinyl membrane to offer a fresh start for potential new owners.

Tip #5: Clean & Tidy

A clean deck helps your home to put its best face forward, so the last thing to consider before putting a “for sale” sign on the front lawn is to give it a good cleaning. Just some water and a soft bristle brush can usually do the trick, as well as ensuring that no debris is left behind.

Tip #6: A New & Improved Vinyl Deck

Any kind of damage or wear on a deck can be a big red flag for potential buyers. Check your deck over carefully, and consider, at the very least, installing a new vinyl membrane to offer a fresh start for potential new owners.